We offer a number of activities for members at our Learning & Development Centre in Kirkintilloch. All activities are free to attend so why not come along, meet new people and have some fun.
For more information or to sign up to any activities below please contact our Development Officer Gillian Mooney email@example.com
Summer/Autumn Term 2019
The weekly classes start the week beginning 19th August and run through to the week beginning 7th October 2019.
Please note DBS Development Centre is closed on the September weekend – Friday 27th and Monday 30th September 2019.
Monday Mornings 10am – 12noon
*excluding Monday 30th September*
Social Club & Games – Meet-up-Monday. Pop along for a cuppa and chat with your friends. You are welcome to make use of the tactile games: Scrabble, Chess, Cards, Domino’s, Boggle and more.
Taiko Drumming – Whether you have had experience playing the drums or not we would love to welcome you to the Taiko Tribe. Over the weeks learn how to play the rhythms of the Taiko drums. You will also get t explore the culture and tastes of Japan. This class is a full sensory experience and love by those who attended last year.
Monday Afternoons 2pm – 4pm
Scrabble Club – Enjoy the classic word game of scrabble. From beginners to experienced gamers looking to compete against one another – all are welcome. We have one braille board and two large print boards to enjoy.
Tuesday Mornings 10am – 12noon
(20th, 27th August and 3rd September)
Crafting Classes – Help to create decorations and make keepsakes for Deafblind Scotland 30th Birthday Celebrations.
Tuesday Afternoons 2pm – 4pm
Drama – Join Gillian to create our very own Deafblind Scotland Christmas pantomime. This will be performed at Christmas time for friends and family at the Learning and Development Centre. Have fun acting the larger than life characters and rehearsing the script.
Wednesday Afternoons 2pm – 4pm
BSL Lessons – Join our training officer Lorna to learn basic British Sign Language conversations using fun games. All abilities of signers welcome.
Wednesday Afternoons – 18th and 25th September. 2pm – 3pm
First Aid Classes – Learn basic First Aid techniques to help you and your family in your home.
Thursday Mornings 10am – 12noon
Walking Group – Paths for All lead a walking group around the Kirkintilloch area. Each walk lasts around 1 hour 15 mins and covers roughly 2 – 3 miles. Each month the walk leaves from a different location around Kirkintilloch.
August: William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch
Sept: Kirky College Campus
Oct: Deafblind Scotland Centre, Lenzie
Thursday Mornings 12th September – 10th October 10am – 12noon
Knitting and Crocheting – All abilities of knitters welcome from beginners through to experienced. Working towards knitting projects for Deafblind Scotland.
Thursday Afternoons 22nd Aug, 19th Sept, 10th Oct 2pm – 4pm
Yoga Classes – Learn the importance of breath to help relax your body and mind. All abilities welcome to try various yoga postures.
Thursday Afternoons 12th, 26th September 3rd and 10th October 2pm – 4pm
Mosaic Project – Join professional artist to help with the design and creation of a unique mosaic piece of art to be permanently displayed within the Learning and Development Centre. These sessions include a consultation with members and practical mosaic workshops.
Friday Mornings (excluding 30th September) 10.30am – 12.15pm
Carpet Bowls – All abilities are welcome to learn the skills of bowling and work up to competing in a mini tournament.
Friday Mornings 23rd Aug and 20th Sept 10am – 12noon
Karate – An introduction to Karate training with techniques and physical exercises for all abilities. You will learn new skills, improve confidence and experience some traditional etiquette and discipline.
Hear to Help Clinic – 2nd Monday of each Month 11.30am – 2pm
Action on Hearing Loss are running monthly drop-in clinics for hearing aid maintenance. The clinics will offer expert advice on how to look after your hearing aids, change batteries, renew tubing and general information.
Bingo 13th Aug, 17th Sept and 8th Oct 10.30am – 12noon – Accessible bingo with prizes to be won.